At the beginning of this week we had a post about Tim Tebow and the Denver Broncos stunning overtime victory in their playoff game against the Steelers. In light of Tim Tebow passing for 316 yards and 31.6 yards per pass (John 3:16), the provocative question was asked, “Does God Take Sides in a Football Game?”. This question stirred a lot of discussion, some people saying yes, others saying no, and others saying that’s a stupid question. But there is a much bigger story here that reveals the heart and soul of America.
As the country is captured by what is known as Tebow-mania, the attention on him is not because of his unabashed faith. The Tebow story is what every red-blooded American loves…
Before last night I would have never even considered asking this question. I’ll leave it up to you to answer it. Tim Tebow and the Denver Broncos were more than an 8 point underdog against the Pittsburgh Steelers in yesterday’s NFL AFC playoff game. Considering the Bronco’s past poor offensive performance with Tebow’s poor passing statistics, and the fact that the Steelers were the top-ranked NFL defense, it made sense. Everyone seemed to agree that the idea of the Broncos winning this game would be nothing short of a miracle.
Tebow and the Denver Broncos won on the first play in overtime setting an NFL record, quite miraculous. Then take a look at Tebow’s passing stats from yesterday’s game, and you make the call whether God takes sides in a football game. Today’s Bible verse is a hint.
“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.” – John 3:16 NKJV